Fiberglass conduit offers many advantages over other commonly used conduit, such as steel and PVC. Our fiberglass conduit can be used practically anywhere that steel, PVC, or other conduit pipe materials are found. Our fiberglass conduit not only performs well or better than these other, more “traditional” products, but it also offers extended benefits that range from significant overall cost savings to reduced environmental impacts.
FRP conduit pipes are further classified into two types.
- Conduit pipes for below ground
- Conduit pipes for above ground
- High Strength-to-Weight Ratio
- Wide Temperature Tolerance (-40° to 230° F)
FRP Conduit can withstand a wide array of temperature ranging from -40°F to 230°F (-40°C to 110°C). Unlike PVC which is extremely brittle in cold temperature (+40°F) and malleable in heat, FRP Conduit maintains its unique characteristics.
Fiberglass is an excellent insulator. Unlike fiberglass conduit, steel conduit will weld with cable, and PVC conduit may fuse or melt under electrical fault conditions.
FLEXIBLE AND IMPACT RESISTANT:
The flexibility of epoxy fiberglass conduit allows it to conform to mildly uneven surfaces. Epoxy fiberglass conduit has tended to survive the stresses of earthquakes better than PVC or steel.
Epoxy fiberglass is not affected by the effects of water or most other chemicals.
Unlike PVC, epoxy fiberglass is low halogen and does not release bromine or chlorine.
Material is supplied in Polyester and can be supplied on special order basis in Vinyl ester, Phenolic, Polyurethane and epoxy.